The Foundation's program, Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity, was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess environmental and policy influences with the greatest potential to improve healthy eating and weight patterns among the nation's children.No prior interventions have focused exclusively on reducing purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in real-world settings among black adolescents. Providing easily understandable caloric information may be a low-cost, sustainable strategy for lowering overall caloric intake. In this study, investigators will examine the effects of a store-based, environmental intervention targeting black adolescents in Baltimore City which provides caloric information regarding SSBs. In this project, corner stores will be randomly assigned to a treatment condition: (1) control, (2) provision of calorie information, (3) provision of calorie information relative to total recommended daily intake, and (4) provision of calorie information relative to physical activity equivalents. Investigators will evaluate the extent to which treatment conditions differentially impact the volume of SSB purchases.
Amount Awarded $98,121.00
Awarded on: 9/25/2009
Time frame: 11/1/2009 - 10/31/2011
Grant Number: 66955